What’s the point of it all this education?

As we head into the new school year, two organisations, ASCL and SSAT are inviting us all to debate the purpose of education. What, as my colleague Guy Claxton has put it, is the point of school?

At the same time the Cambridge Primary Review Trust is more actively applying the excellent thinking of Robin Alexander and its team to ensure that the experiences of children are broader and deeper.

And, of course, we have launched our contribution to the debates with the publication of Expansive Education: teaching learners for the real world. Here we chart the history of thinking which has led to the expansive education movement, explore case studies of promising practices from across the world and offer some practical suggestions as to how to put expansive thinking into practice.

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